It’s the non-Nexus lifestyle. Waiting and praying for an update with no timeline of just when that update might arrive. Samsung has been one of the best in regards to Android updates and it has continued its great track record by providing the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update for the Galaxy S2 Plus, at least in Germany.
Wait! What? Nope, that’s not a typo. Samsung has decided to grace a smartphone which, let’s face it, isn’t the most popular smartphone in recent memory, with the Android 4.2 update, while leaving the much popular Samsung Galaxy S3, Note 2, and Galaxy S2 (which has almost the exact same specifications as the S2 Plus), with the older Android 4.1.2 build.
Now the reason for this could very well be that the Galaxy S2 Plus isn’t a popular smartphone, and Samsung is using the smartphone to test the waters for the Galaxy S3 and Note 2, or that the rumors for Samsung skipping the Android 4.2 update for the Note 2 and Galaxy S3 and jumping straight to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean are true.
So where does this leave the poor, just a little old, Samsung Galaxy S2? The Galaxy S2 is now over 2 years old, and it’s already received two major updates, so Samsung could simply decide not to update the smartphone. However, based on the similarities in the specifications between the Galaxy S2 and the Galaxy S2 Plus, we would be very surprised if that happened.
The update for the Galaxy S2 Plus will bring lockscreen widgets, the Daydream screensaver, performance improvements, as well as a few features from the Galaxy S4. If you have a Galaxy S2 Plus and you live in Germany, you can get the update by connecting to Samsung Kies and downloading the update in the usual fashion. Other countries should recieve the update soon.
Are you disappointed at the fact that the Galaxy S2 Plus is running newer software than it’s much more popular counterparts?